Ace Hotel’s Sister City on the Bowery Sets Rooms for Homeless

Posted on: June 24th, 2020 at 5:00 am by

The Ace Hotel’s boutique brand on the Bowery, Sister City, has reportedly reserved rooms for area homeless.

Neighbors tell us that the two-year-old hotel began intake of homeless individuals two weeks ago. And that Bowery Residents’ Committee employees are seen coordinating efforts near the entrance.

However, to date, there has been no outreach or notification to the surrounding community.

That a luxury lodge on the Bowery opened to the homeless is not a complete surprise. During these pandemic times, the Department of Homeless Services has been working to alleviate crowding and coronavirus spread in local shelters by renting rooms and placing individuals. Rooms that are otherwise empty because the hotel is temporarily closed to customers.

It’s unclear, though, whether these rooms are part of the city’s program. Sister City was not immediately available for comment.

And rather fitting, given the “skid row” pedigree of this ancient thoroughfare.

Recent Stories

Delivery Worker Slashed and Mugged in Ridge Street Condo

A food delivery worker on the job was slashed across the face Sunday evening while in the elevator of a luxury condo building on Ridge Street, according to police. The unidentified victim, a 29-year-old man, had been in the elevator of 78 Ridge Street (Ridge Street Residences nee River Ridge Condo) when he was approached by […]

Under Community Pressure, City Moves to Renovate Rivington Playground

As Sara D. Roosevelt Park continues its steady descent, area stakeholders are pushing to rehabilitate a key playground in the northern section of the park to stave off the danger element. The Rivington Street Playground, situated across from the M’finda Kalunga Garden, is next on the docket for a refresh, much in the same way […]

‘Belse’ Erases Paulaner from the Bowery Ahead of New Vegan Brewery

A vegan brewery and restaurant is poised to open on the Bowery, taking the place of the failed, and since fallow, Paulaner Brauhaus. Indeed, as previously reported, Dallas-based Belse is on board to take over 265-267 Bowery. The relative newcomer – which began life last February – will go even bigger with this larger Lower […]

Moscot Moves HQ from the Corner to New Orchard Street Store

Moscot is no longer on the corner, leaving behind Orchard and Delancey for a spot just paces to the south. And for the first time in its history, no rent to pay. As first reported by Bowery Boogie earlier this year, the centenary opticians chose the mid-block space at 94 Orchard as new base of […]

Mark Miller Reopens Orchard Street Gallery This Week with Street Artist Hektad

The Mark Miller Gallery returns to Orchard Street this week, and is enlisting the help of an established graffiti writer to help relaunch. The longtime Lower East Side showroom will reopen on Wednesday – after a two-year pandemic hiatus – with an exhibit featuring Hektad. “Looking at the graffiti art of Hektad is like finding […]